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1. Related on or descended from the father's or male side.
2. Coming from a common source; akin.
A relative on the father's or male side only.

[Latin agnātus, past participle of agnāscī, to become an agnate : ad-, ad- + nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

ag·nat′ic (ăg-năt′ĭk) adj.
ag·nat′i·cal·ly adv.
ag·na′tion n.
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from an agnatic point of view
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The Xhosa umzi is, first and foremost, the (residential) site on which the rituals of an agnatically bounded group of patrilineally related kin are conducted, always under the watchful eye of a male homestead head and his agnatic elders.
This, in our hypothetical case, would mean that all Bs are agnatically related--that is to say, related genealogically 'upwards' (in a diagram) or 'backwards' (in time) through paternal links but not all persons agnatically related to Bs need to be members of the group with that name.
(142) Of my hundred contracts, seventeen transactions were conducted between women and their agnatically relevant kin, fifteen of those between husband and wife (sister-brother, 1; father-daughter, 1).